"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Summer Activities Over the summer you will find us at a range of public events, including: 2nd May – leading a bat walk at Church Norton; 8th May – leading a bat walk at Romsey;  12th May - our display stall will be at the South Downs Green Fair near East Meon;  18th May - our display stall will be at the Spring Fair at Sholing Valley in Southampton;  26th May - participating in the Selborne Bioblitz;  26th May - our display stall will be at the Gilbert White Museum Nature Festival at Selborne;  2nd June - our display stall will be at the Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond;  7th June - leading a bat walk at the Wildgrounds at Gosport;  8th June – our display stall will be at the ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2019, 13:38 by N K
  • 'Swarming in the Purbeck, more questions than answers' is the title of the presentation to be given by Nick Tomlinson at our meeting on Tuesday 23rd April. This will follow on from our Annual General Meeting. Refreshments will be served from 7 pm, with the meeting starting at 7.30. All as usual at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre, off Sopwith Way, Swanwick SO31 7AY.
    Posted 14 Apr 2019, 08:41 by N K
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